With many states in the US legalizing medicinal and recreational cannabis, there has been a substantial increase in businesses offering Cannabis Testing. Major challenges for these laboratories are the State Regulations and the ISO guidelines that strictly outline the code of conduct for cannabis testing labs. Additionally, seed-to-sale tracking systems need to account for each gram of sample. To successfully operate a cannabis testing business, laboratories need to comply with state regulations that vary from one state to the other, and universal regulations like the ISO17025 and the ISO9001 standards. Cannabis testing laboratories need to establish workflows to maintain sample traceability through its life cycle in the lab while also maintaining the chain of custody and proper protocol, and documentation of each step in the workflow as well as that of the competency of its personnel. This roughly translates into humongous paperwork, which when unmaintained, could possibly lead to legal disputes.
FreeLIMS offers a comprehensive, one-stop solution to meet the multiple compliance requirements by automating laboratory operations, all at no cost. FreeLIMS software is a free Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that allows cannabis testing laboratories to manage and maintain laboratory workflows, through the sample lifecycle and meet compliance.